Kentucky Republican Rep. James R. is in line to become chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Qamar, on Monday, Mr. He said he would investigate the discovery of classified documents in Biden’s office, promising to send letters demanding information within 48. bell
“How ironic,” mr. Comer said in an interview. “Now, we learned that there are documents on Joe Biden that are considered classified. I wonder, is the National Archives going to trigger a raid on the White House tonight? Or the Biden Center? He added, “So now that information that we requested in the Mar-a-Lago raid We’re going to take, and we’re going to expand it to include documents that Joe Biden has.”
By contrast, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the oversight committee, urged Mr. Garland has taken appropriate steps and Mr. Biden’s lawyers “appear to have taken immediate, and proper action” to inform the archives of the documents.
Mr. The department’s leadership decided to make the unusual choice to assign the case outside the relevant jurisdictions because Lash is a Republican appointee and his work is considered nonpartisan, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Two Democratic senators from Illinois, Richard J. At the request of Durbin and Tommy Duckworth, Mr. Biden, former speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. After investigating Madigan, Mr. Lash was kept in office. Presidential transition in 2021. In March, a federal grand jury indicted a Democrat, Mr. Madigan was indicted on 22 counts of fraud and corruption.
A department spokesperson had no comment on the matter, and Mr. The National Security Agency, which led the investigation into Trump’s possession of documents at his Florida home and resort, also did not say whether it was involved.
Mr. Lash, Mr. U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware will also investigate the president’s son, Hunter Biden, over Biden’s handling of classified information.
Luke Broadwater, Kate Benner And Adam Goldman Contributed report.